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Mentally Disordered Offenders

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 170806, tabled on 4 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the discussion paper, Criminal Liability: Insanity and Automatism, published by the Law Commission in July 2013, whether the Government has plans to reform the legislation on the defence of insanity.

Answered on

10 September 2018

The Ministry of Justice has no current plans to reform the law of the defence of insanity.

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